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Ontario awards 2014 Polanyi prizes

Ontario has awarded its 2014 Polanyi prizes to five promising early-career researchers for work on gravity, health and exercise, and molecular interactions.

This year the winner in chemistry is Drew Bennett from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, for his work on computer simulations of how molecules interact. The winner in physics is Eduardo Martin-Martinez, also from Waterloo, for his research on the quantum theory of gravity. The physiology and medicine prize goes to Jennifer Brunet from the University of Ottawa for her work on how physical activity can help with recovery from, and prevention, of cancer.

The prize in economics goes to Rahul Deb, from the University of Toronto for developing a test to check whether firms bidding for a government contract are colluding with each other. And the literature prize goes to Andrea Charise, from the University of Toronto, Scarborough, for her work on intergenerational conflict in historical literature.

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